Saturday, 6 June 2009

Spa Relaxation - Erase the Stress

Stress -- we have all heard about it, and felt it at one time or another in our lives. So how do we get relief from stress? Spa salons offer a very relaxing atmosphere in which this is achieved. One such stress relieving treatment is massage. There are several different types of massage. A full body massage is very relaxing. You are taken into a changing room and given a robe. When you enter the massage room, the masseuse should talk to you about the type of massage you would like and if there are any health conditions to be considered. This way the masseuse will know what type of massage is right for you.

For a full body massage, the masseuse will start at the arms working their way to the shoulders and back area, down the legs ending at the feet. The lights will be dimmed and there will be soft music playing if you wish. Aromatherapy oils are used to achieve a more relaxing scent and to make help the hands glide over the skin in a more comfortable manner. If you have allergic reaction to certain types of oils let your masseuse know ahead of time. Most masseuses do not talk during a massage so their client can relax completely. If at anytime you have pain during the massage tell your masseuse.

There are many types of massages to achieve the relaxation you need. Hot stones are another type of relaxing massage. Facials are very relaxing as is Reiki, which is energy based massage. You will enter the salon stressed and tense, but you will leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. You will feel years younger and have more energy than when you first entered. Many different salons offer different treatments for relaxing. Check them out and don't be afraid to ask about the types of massages they offer. After your fist time at a massage salon you will feel so good you will wonder why you have never gone before and make another appointment for the next time.

Not only do massage salons offer different types of massage. Some also offer alternative ways to relax. One alternative way to relax is called aromatherapy. There are different scents that will relax your mind and with it your body. The scents that are most commonly used are called lavender and chamomile. These herbs have qualities that when used in oils or candles give off a calming or relaxing aroma. Soft music is another alternative way to relax. When the lights are dimmed, try putting on soft flute music or any music instrument of your choice. This is very calming for the soul and frees the mind. There are many ways to leave stress behind, relax and feel rejuvenated. Try some or all of these. There is one out there just for you.

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